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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to being identified as authors. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.


Contents of the original article:  

Title: Should be self-explanatory and concise

Authorship criteria

Dear author(s), please follow the authorship criteria as given by the International Committee of medical journal Editors, given at: 

Abstract [250–350 words] following the given pattern and headings

Background, Objective, methodology, results, conclusion, keywords

Note: Write your objective as per SMART or ASIF criteria []  

Introduction [Maximum 1000 words] containing the followings:

General background, important statistics related to title, one or two previous related studies supporting or not your study and rationale of study []

Materials and methods

Study design: Write an appropriate design

  • Case series, cross-sectional, case control, quasi-experimental, randomised controlled trial, accuracy studies
  • Please adopt the related reporting guidelines, like STROBE, CONSORT, etc

Setting: Write the name of the place where study was done

Duration: Please mention the duration along with dates

Sampling technique: Please mention the appropriate

  • It may be simple random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, convenient sampling, consecutive sampling, purposive or judgmental sampling, quota sampling, snowball sampling, etc., or others.

Sample size: Please give sample size and explain how it was calculated

Sample selection criteria

Inclusion criteria

Exclusion criteria

Data collection procedure

Please provide details containing: ethical approval (if it was taken, write its ref # and attach it along with other documents), informed consent, procedure(s) done in the study, how disease(s) / condition(s) were measured, and outcome(s) were measured [may include  operational definition(s)]. Data collection tools and procedures.

Data analysis plan

Please write the name of the software used for data entry and analysis, the data analysis technique, and the criteria for the p-value chosen.


Please write 18–28 references in Vancouver style 

For other study designs

Case report

Please follow the standard criteria, like CARE case report guidelines and their check list

Systematic review and meta-analysis: Please follow the standard criteria, like PRISMA guidelines

Submission to publication procedure 

  1. Manuscript Submission
  2. Initial Screening, like Plagiarism check, ensures the article is meeting our criteria (If okay, article will be sent for review; otherwise, will be sent back to author.) 
  3. Peer Review (Article will be sent to 2 reviewers)
  4. Editorial Decision: Based on the reviewer's report, authors will be informed about the revisions if required
  5. If revisions are required , it may be sent back to reviewers (depending on reviewer's choice)
  6. Reviewer Re-evaluation
  7. Final Decision
  8. Copyediting
  9. Proofreading
  10. Typesetting/Layout
  11. Galley Proof
  12. Publication
  13. Print (if required)
  14. Post-publication

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements:.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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